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End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens
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The title image for At Open Society with Jim Pugel, former police chief of Seattle. The Seattle Police Department implemented the LEAD program which diverts people who use drugs to services at point of arrest.

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of the Drug Problem

July 30, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne

A People’s Court, Live and On the Air in Nigeria

June 10, 2014 | by Udo Jude Ilo
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Open Society Voices

Can Police Help End the War on Drugs?

December 9, 2013 | by Karolina Walecik
When police in Frankfurt decided that problem drug users did not belong in a jail cell, but ought to be taken care of by social services, something amazing happened.

Robust Exchange or Offensive Libel? How to Handle Online Comments

December 5, 2013 | by Emma Goodman
How responsible should news organizations be for offensive comments left by readers on their sites?

A Victory for Extremism in Slovakia, and What It Means

December 4, 2013 | by Andrej Nosko
Elections in Slovakia brought a big surprise when the former leader of a neo-Nazi party won his campaign for governor. Radka Vicenová of the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs discusses the implications.

The Myth of Self-Inflicted HIV Infection

December 3, 2013 | by Daniel Wolfe
Why is it so easy to portray injection drug users who get HIV as the cause of their own or other’s infections?

For Europeans with Disabilities, a Move Toward Inclusion

December 3, 2013 | by Ines Bulic
For the first time, the European Parliament has adopted rules to ensure its investments support community-based services for people with disabilities.

A Chance for Europe to Stand Up for Justice over CIA Torture

December 2, 2013 | by Amrit Singh
The European Court of Human Rights has a chance to deliver justice in relation to the CIA’s torture program, underlining the failure of institutions in the United States to do the same.

Equality Under Pressure: Challenging Ethnic Profiling by Dutch Police

November 28, 2013 | by Gerbrig Klos, Rebekah Delsol
Sidney Mutueel is a chief inspector in the Dutch police. He has been a police officer for over twenty three years. Yet when he is off duty, he gets stopped and checked by the police. Why? Because he is black.
Grantee Spotlight

When Storytelling Makes a Difference between Pain and Peace

November 25, 2013 | by Anastasia Bezverkha
A group in Ukraine is pushing for pain relief and other treatment by encouraging patients to stand up and tell their stories.

Key Issues in the U.S.–Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement

November 24, 2013 | by Christopher Rogers
The United States and Afghanistan agreed on the terms for an extended U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, but many questions remain unanswered.

In Angola, a Brutal Silencing of Dissent

November 23, 2013 | by Elias Isaac
The savage murder of two activists indicates the high level of political intolerance on the part of Angola's ruling party.

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